ACLU’s Laura Murphy Recognized as a Champion for Civil Liberties by National Urban League
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WASHINGTON – On April 2, Laura W. Murphy, director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, will receive the Civil Rights Partner Organization Champion Award by the National Urban League during its inaugural Congressional Leadership Awards Reception. The event will be held at Art & Soul Restaurant near the Capitol.
“I am honored to receive this award from the National Urban League on behalf of all of the ACLU staff, affiliates, members and board members who are committed to unfinished business of achieving equality in our nation,” Murphy said.
Murphy joins three other Urban League partners who will also be honored for their tireless efforts as champions for justice: Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA); Sherrilyn Iffil, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Rep. Jim Sesenbrenner (R-WI).
As the leading civil liberties lobbyist, Murphy maintains strong relationships with leaders in the United States Congress and the Obama Administration to advance the ACLU’s public policy priorities including national security, criminal justice, human rights, privacy, reproductive rights, civil rights and First Amendment issues.
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